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Congress has passed a Senate crafted bill providing $4.6 billion for humanitarian aid for those seeking asylum in the United States.

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Gov. Janet Mills has signed into law two bills that supporters say are aimed at reducing poverty in the state.

It's Night 1 of the first primary debate of the 2020 election cycle. Follow NPR reporters' live analysis and fact checks of the candidates' remarks, starting at 9 p.m.


This story is part of Maine Public’s Deep Dive on child care. To see the rest of the series, visit mainepublic.org/childcare.

Maine Public’s Deep Dive: Childcare in Maine is made possible, in part, by the John T. Gorman Foundation and United Way's Women United.

Gov. Janet Mills has signed three bills aimed at fighting climate change by ushering in renewable energy.

The U.S. Senate is considering a sweeping health care reform bill that includes provisions authored by Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins.

U.S. Rep. Jared Golden chaired a meeting of the House Small Business Committee, where he heard an earful of complaints about federal policies affecting business. One is a transportation rule affecting young truck drivers.

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President Trump’s proposed budget diverts nearly all the revenue usually used for the Land and Water Conservation fund.

KENNEBUNK, Maine — A Maine school district that has grappled with racial incidents in recent months is handling another, this time involving a video that appears to show the use of a racial slur by a student.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A Maine emergency management director is stepping down.

The governor's office announced Monday that Maine Emergency Management Agency Director Suzanne Krauss is heading to the private sector for engineering company KBR, where she will work on multiple unmanned aircraft system platforms.

PORTLAND, Maine - A small group of Maine parents that's backed by the U.S. Department of Justice says in federal court that the state should pay tuition for some students to attend religious schools.

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Gov. Janet Mills has signed a package of four bills aimed at bringing down the cost of prescription drugs in Maine.

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Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon is announcing her bid to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins in 2020.  The Freeport Democrat announced her candidacy in a press statement and video that attempted to portray Collins as out of touch with Mainers.

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With a week left until their two-year contract expires, state workers rallied outside the State House Saturday to demand pay raises as a way to address what they say are pervasive recruitment and retention problems throughout state government.

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It's Friday and time again for Maine's Political Pulse. 

And this week, it's a little different: The first regular session of the legislature is over but legislators left Augusta without acting on a whole host of issues. Maine Public Senior Political Correspondent Mal Leary spoke with Nora Flaherty on All Things Considered about what did and did not get done. You can find a transcript of the conversation here.